Useful Links by ACES Department


Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences
 Databases for NRES

  • AGRICOLA
    Covers all aspects of agriculture, animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences. Goes back to 1970.

  • Biological Abstracts
    Covers biochemistry, biology, botany, cell biology, medicine, microbiology, molecular biology, physiology and zoology. Goes back to 1969.

  • CAB Abstracts
    Covers agriculture, veterinary and animal science, nutrition, soil science, land/water management, forestry, natural and environmental resources, leisure, recreation and tourism, rural development, and some aspects of human health. Goes back to 1910.

  • Compendex, or, Engineering Index
    Covers all engineering disciplines including chemical, computer, electrical, civil, mechanical and physics engineering. Goes back to 1970.

  • Dissertation Abstracts
    Identifies doctoral dissertations from U.S. & Canadian institutions. Read the full text (PDF) of dissertations produced at CIC institutions (including UIUC) from 1997 to the present. Abstracts only are available for dissertations from 1980-1996; and citations only on material from 1861-1979.

  • Geobase
    Worldwide literature on geography, geology, and ecology.

  • GeoREF
    Covers mineralogy, geochemistry, petrology, marine geology and oceanography, geology, geophysics, hydrogeology and hydrology, and environmental, economic, and engineering geology. Goes back to 1785.

  • SciFinder Scholar
    [Chemical Abstracts] - The largest, most comprehensive chemical literature database.

  • Web of Science [Science Citation Index]
    Provides the most current index to over 8000 of the world's leading scholarly research journals in all disciplines; includes abstracts. Updated weekly. Avail: 1982 - present. Includes a unique "cited reference" feature, to find articles that have cited a given article.